Vehicle-Butting Bighorn Named Bam Bam Bites The Dust

LANDER, Wyo. (February 5, 2013)—Bam Bam, a bighorn sheep so named because of his habit of butting vehicles at a state park in Wyoming, has died, likely of natural causes.

He was the last survivor of the bighorn sheep herd in Sinks Canyon State Park near Lander, Wyo.

Bam Bam became a local celebrity when he began showing up near the park's main road in 2007 and allowed people to pet him.

He earned the name Bam Bam because he liked to butt visitors’ vehicles.

Fearing for the sheep's and visitors' safety, park managers moved Bam Bam to an enclosed state facility near Wheatland in 2009.

Sinks Canyon Superintendent Darrel Trembly says Bam Bam will be mounted by a taxidermist and put on display in the park's visitor center.

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